Personal tools
You are here: Home Library White Papers and Reports Annual Reports 2001 Annual Reports National Atlas of the United States
Document Actions

National Atlas of the United States


In Fiscal Year 2001, the National Atlas of the United States® continued its adherence to practices that promote the precepts of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI). Here are some of its activities.

Metadata:

  • Provided direct technical assistance to numerous individuals who were preparing Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)-compliant metadata for the first time.
  • Prepared a metadata template and provided this online.
  • Documented all data offered through nationalatlas.gov in compliance with the FGDC Content Standard for Geospatial Metadata.
  • Bundled metadata files with all data distributed by nationalatlas.gov (more than 270,000 documented data files to date).

Discovery:

  • Built and maintained a National Atlas node of the NSDI Clearinghouse.
  • Improved the utility of metadata records in the National Atlas node by allowing the user to select appropriate report format.
  • Built a National Atlas node on the Geography Network, a partnership with business to make government information more accessible.

Utility:

  • Used industry and government standard formats for all data files, including appropriate profiles of the Spatial Data Transfer Standard.
  • Developed, tested, and launched a Web mapping service that complies with the existing standards of the Open GIS consortium.
  • Continued to offer the single best source of integrated, documented map products and services on the World Wide Web.
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2006 03:07 PM
Spinner Image